By Sonia Verma
Strong is the new Pretty
Emma Waverman writes about Kate T. Parker's Strong is the New Pretty photo series for Today's Parent. I’d like to say something insightful and incisive on the subject, but honestly, I couldn’t say it better than Waverman already has.
Keys: check. Phone: check. Guilt: Oh yeah.
"Look closely at your emotions: missing your family is different than feeling guilty you're spending time away. Don't weigh yourself down with unnecessary guilt. Get out and laugh. It truly is the best medicine.” —Jenna Morton, momstown Moncton.
A friend posted on facebook this week that her co-parent has worked nights the last five weeks, and she finally had a night out where he was going to handle dinner and bedtime. And she felt guilty.
Maybe it’s the way parents—or just moms?—are wired. Maybe it’s societal conditioning. Maybe it’s just a strong work ethic. Whatever the reason, it’s hard to leave the nagging guilt at home with the diaper bag.
momstown Moncton just had her first extended time away from her kids—we’re talking a day and the evening, no overnights—and she has a great take on it.
Speaking of a meal out without the kids . . .
A Cape Breton restaurant is drawing fire for a Facebook post saying it no longer allowed “small screaming children.” The post has been deleted and replaced by a longer explanation of the owner’s desire to stick with an adult, high-end vibe in a venue with limited seating.
This editor’s kids are both great “pub babies,” and we enjoy taking them out. BUT I can’t disagree with restaurants that don't want to allow kids. It’s nice to have the option to take them places, but it's not a right. And higher-end places especially are often a refuge of people who don't want to be around kids. Oftentimes, the patrons might be paying a sitter themselves for the luxury of one precious, crayon-free meal where the spilly drinks can sit close to the edge of the table without fear of small elbows. What do you think?
Hillary Clinton hasn’t driven a car in 20 years
Hillary Clinton is running for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. Here’s an interesting list of five things you might not know about her, from NPR.
Wonders of the world
From CBC Kids, here’s a quiz on the Wonders of the World. How well do YOU know them?